S1 EP7: Nile Rodgers on his turbulent upbringing and the stories behind his biggest hits

Louis meets disco legend and producer extraordinaire Nile Rodgers. Dialling in from his Connecticut home (one of five!), Nile tells Louis about his remarkable life and career, including the stories behind his biggest hits, his turbulent childhood years, and overcoming colourism. And Louis sings...    Warnings: Some strong language and discussions of sensitive themes including sexual abuse and drug-taking.     Links:   David Bowie – ‘Let's Dance’ https://open.spotify.com/track/3ix6K4wZY29bCujrSznwFZ?si=30d727d785ef4095    Mick Jagger – ‘She's The Boss’ https://open.spotify.com/album/0xJYbTxo4DMYSHkC7iSqPB?si=wwLv7HOBTXenE6dAkd5ngA    Madonna – ‘Like A Virgin’ https://open.spotify.com/album/2IU9ftOgyRL2caQGWK1jjX?si=rxpZTw42QNiSKnreq0l2pg    Duran Duran – ‘Notorious’ https://open.spotify.com/album/3xXwaj6hVwx0pnLtMCHZdC?si=U-tc0vYxQl6LJ65AzT4trA    Sister Sledge – ‘Lost In Music’ Sister Sledge - Lost In Music (Nile Rogers/Bernard Edwards Remix) Atlantic Records 1979, 1984    Daft Punk – ‘Get Lucky’ https://open.spotify.com/track/2Foc5Q5nqNiosCNqttzHof?si=9035d8c8fb554778    Faith Evans - ‘Love Like This’ https://open.spotify.com/track/7MQywXGHEev7JmwwIzMcao?si=e8aec86954044cde|    Fatman Scoop – ‘Be Faithful’ https://open.spotify.com/track/2OJovNvFHKmZg5mrf9BfAa?si=f6473bf11a69453b     CHIC – ‘Dance, Dance, Dance’ CHIC - Dance, Dance, Dance (Official Music Video)   CHIC – ‘Everybody Dance’ CHIC - Everybody Dance (Official Music Video)    CHIC – ‘Le Freak’ CHIC - Le Freak (Official Music Video)  CHIC – ‘Good Times’ https://open.spotify.com/track/0G3fbPbE1vGeABDEZF0jeG?si=61f9310d2d1d46f9   CHIC – ‘I Want Your Love’ CHIC - I Want Your Love (Official Music Video)     Queen – ‘Another One Bites The Dust’ https://open.spotify.com/track/5vdp5UmvTsnMEMESIF2Ym7?si=a51179cc7472461c    The Sugarhill Gang - ‘Rapper’s Delight’ https://open.spotify.com/track/4IUVLtJEf5k9PIXXTlZy9L?si=3fb6c5a858004074    Kool & The Gang – ‘Hollywood Swinging’ https://open.spotify.com/track/6igsoAR6Co9u7Rq3U7mlOD?si=7a95418138e9448e     Carol Douglas – ‘Doctor's Orders’ https://open.spotify.com/track/6TlkRvPjRQo5VZqIfM0MjA?si=03e2ada1e22d40af     The Pasadenas – ‘I’m Doing Fine Now’ https://open.spotify.com/track/0Bixqrng2P06r4NkOe2EL7?si=3a4346705ccc4545     Diana Ross - ‘I’m Coming Out’ https://open.spotify.com/track/3SnGymj6ijE2iuUfWxLo1q?si=ea4848e86b274f66     The Knack - ‘My Sharona’ https://open.spotify.com/track/1HOMkjp0nHMaTnfAkslCQj?si=8cef162ee4fb432b      Le Freak: An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco and Destiny By Nile Rodgers   https://www.amazon.co.uk/Freak-Upside-Story-Family-Destiny/dp/0751542776     LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka) - ‘Black And Beautiful’  The Jihad ‎– Black And Beautiful... Soul And Madness (Full Album)  Judas and The Black Messiah (Trailer) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSjtGqRXQ9Y&t=5s      Billy Paul - ‘Am I Black Enough For You?’ Billy Paul - Am I Black Enough for You? (Official Audio)   Schoolly D – ‘Am I Black Enough for You?’ https://open.spotify.com/album/54kfoNGdaWwwh7bz3snvuD?si=6b6URtV4TAyM81QT2uUWtA      Credits:  Producer: Paul Kobrak  Assistant Producer: Maan Al-Yasiri  Production Manager: Francesca Bassett  Music: Miguel D’Oliveira  Show notes compiled by Shaloma Ellis  Executive Producer: Arron Fellows    A Mindhouse Production exclusively for Spotify  www.mindhouse.co.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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